Council planning audit complete

AN internal audit ordered by Frankston Council into their planning processes and any potential risk for corruption has been completed. Earlier this year, all councillors at the City of Casey were sac...

COVID cases on the rise

A CLUSTER of COVID-19 cases has broken out in Patterson Lakes. Of the 75 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Victoria on 29 June, three were linked to a family outbreak in Patterson Lakes. The Depa...

Council asks to defer election

KINGSTON councillors have agreed to write to Premier Daniel Andrews asking for the October council elections to be delayed, and for local ward boundary changes to be held off. Earlier this year, the ...

Man arrested after 360kg drug bust

A PATTERSON Lakes man has been arrested and charged after police seized 360 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from a shipping container which had arrived from Malaysia. On 8 June, Australian Borde...

Report backs shorter rail extension

A PLAN to electrify and duplicate the Frankston rail line to Langwarrin has been endorsed by a committee of MPs, council employees, and local business representatives. A business case looking into du...

Plans in place for sports return

THE Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League is set to return on 25 July, albeit with a shortened season and a zero salary cap. The league’s return is subject to the further lifting of COVID-19 re...

Minister removal won’t change law

THE removal of local government minister Adem Somyurek won’t have an effect on changes made when the new Local Government Act was passed in March this year. The passage of the act mandated changes to...

Footy team pulls out of competition

THE Chelsea Football Club will not participate in the 2020 MPNFL season if it goes ahead. The club announced last week that they had made the decision to withdraw their football sides from this year’...

Sculptures slashed to cut costs

FRANKSTON Council has taken the axe to their sculpture program in a cost saving measure. Council has cut nine public art projects that were set to be leased or created in the next year. The artworks ...